• Enterprise Content Management Shakeup: It's Not Over Yet

    EMC's $1.7 billion buyout of Documentum in October may be the most significant event in the continuing shakeout in enterprise content management, but it was by no means the last word. Just last week two other content management players converged into one with Stellent's planned acquisition of Optika. Stellent, with strengths in dynamic and Web content management, will get Optika's transactional talents. Last year also saw IBM Software buy Green Pasture, and Open Text buy Ixos.

  • HP Sets Team For Channel Reorg

    Hewlett-Packard tapped marketing executive Jim McDonnell and channel executive Dan Vertrees to rearchitect HP's commercial and enterprise channel organizations into a single group, according to an internal company memo examined by CRN last week.

  • Sun's Gosling Chimes In On Java Tools

    As Sun Microsystems readies updates to the NetBeans open-source Java tools framework, Java guru James Gosling last week weighed in on controversial efforts to improve interoperability between competing vendors' tools.

  • Sitekeeper 3.0 Eases Systems Management

    Systems management is becoming an ever-increasing burden for solution providers and their customers, and the complexity of today's systems along with the multitude of maintenance tasks can stress the budget of any IT department. At the same time, companies that used to outsource the maintenance tasks to solution providers are cutting back due to the high costs.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Paul Tufano, Maxtor

    Fresh on the heels of Maxtor, Seagate and Western Digital adopting tougher reporting policies for distributors, Maxtor CEO Paul Tufano sat down with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard and Senior Editor Edward F. Moltzen during the recent International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

  • Novell Retools PartnerNet Program

    Now that SUSE Linux is part of the team, Novell has refined its PartnerNet program to advance the new Linux lineup as well as its current offerings.

  • Program Overhaul

    A major channel program overhaul is under way at Trend Micro, with changes expected to take effect by February.

  • Boom Coming, IBM E-Commerce Chief Says

    E-commerce, which broke out with soaring sales this recent holiday season, is poised for more growth across-the-board, as current enterprise users upgrade aging systems and small and midrange companies enter the field in increasing numbers, said the head of IBM's e-commerce unit, Bart Lautenbach.

  • CRN Interview: Tarantella CEO Frank Wilde

    High-tech veteran Frank Wilde became president, CEO and director of Tarantella in mid-December. Previously CEO of Ravisent Technologies, he succeeds Doug Michels, who remains a strategic adviser to Tarantella. In an interview with CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney, Wilde said he aims to grow the Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Citrix competitor by pushing the expanded Linux support and robust security of its Tarantella Enterprise 3 Version 3.4 line and bolstering Tarantella's channel base and partner programs in 2004.